3 takeaways from Packers’ Week 2 victory vs. Lions

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
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Three takeaways from the Packers’ win in the home opener.

Eight wins. Zero defeats. That’s the incredible division record for Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. On Sunday, the Packers won their second game of the season, both victories coming against NFC North opponents.

Early on, the game looked to be following a familiar script. Just like in both meetings last season, the Detroit Lions built an early lead and looked strong on offense. Could the Packers stop the run? Were the Lions going to pick up a surprise road victory? But, as we’ve seen a lot from the Lions, they were unable to put together a complete game.

The Packers responded with 31 unanswered points after trailing 14-3 in the first quarter. That run put the game out of sight and the Packers eased to victory, comfortable enough for Tim Boyle to enter the game in place of Aaron Rodgers.

With the Lions losing both of their games this season and the Minnesota Vikings also losing again this week, there is a gap between the Packers and Chicago Bears to the other teams in the division. Importantly for Green Bay, both of its wins have been against divisional opponents.

With another impressive performance in Week 2, here are three takeaways from the win against the Lions.